Today marks the 177th Commencement Ceremonies at Emory University! After the activities at the Quandrangle, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will host a Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Emory Student Center. All events will be streamed live.
On behalf of Dean Linda McCauley, faculty, and staff of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, I am excited to welcome you to the DNP Program webpage. Thank you for considering Emory in your educational journey!
I am Shawana S. Moore, Director of the DNP Program. I lead this program using a student-centered approach and genuinely enjoy engaging with students to support their growth and development as leaders within the profession of nursing.
The Emory School of Nursing's DNP program is recognized as a national leader. The program is facilitated by national leaders and experts within the profession of nursing. We have numerous distinguished clinical and community partners that will support your learning experience at Emory. After graduation, our students lead health and healthcare improvements within specific contexts such as health systems, public-private ventures, non-profit organizations, communities, public health, and policy. Some go on the lead entrepreneurial and innovation initiatives. Most importantly, our alumni are innovative, forward-thinking change agents in the various healthcare sectors who provide sustainable solutions to complex challenges.
Shawana S. Moore, DNP, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC DNP Program Director
MSN Degree in Nursing from an accredited College or University (APRN or Nursing Administration/Management)
Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project
Out of state students should check with their state board of nursing to confirm state authorization and State Board of Nursing requirements are met prior to enrollment.
Nursing practice experience
Verification of graduate clinical hours from MSN program
*Applicants who do not have APRN licensure/certification, or who earned fewer than 500 graduate level nursing clinical hours as part of their Master’s degree, will be considered on a case by case basis.
Application for Admission
$50 Application Fee
Official transcripts from each school attended
Curricula Vitae or resume
Personal statement describing why you want to pursue a DNP degree, why you desire to attend the Emory DNP program, and your project interests for practice, process, or systems-based health and healthcare improvement (500 words)
Professional references, one from program director (if graduated within the last 3yrs); one from previous faculty; one from current employer/physician collaborator
Students with international nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
Students with international transcripts for non-nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework.
TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required if English is a second language. Read Emory University's accepted tests policy here.
Transcript Submission Process
Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your school does not participate in the electronic transcript system or cannot email your transcripts then please have them mail a hard copy to:
Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory University 1520 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322
*Please note that all courses and degrees in the application checklist must be verified by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs before they are marked as received.
The Post MSN DNP program is an online program.
Applicants to any of our online programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing online programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory has a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia should contact the NHWSN Admissions Office for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in an online program.
Emory University undergoes accreditation at the university level and throughout our colleges and schools to ensure our educational programs meet the highest standards. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accredited by multiple organizations. For a list of accreditations, you can visit our Accreditations page.
Financial Aid and Tuition
Financial Aid and Tuition
Updated July 7, 2022
Please see the estimated tuition costs for the 2022-2023 academic year. These estimated amounts are for both undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including BSN, DABSN, MN Pathway to MSN, MN, and MSN, and DNP programs. Opportunities to defray the cost of attendance through scholarships and financial aid are available.
Each program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has different tuition structures and billing patterns. Figures shown are for approximation purposes and should not be used in program comparison.
Policy Statement on Refunds
Refunds for Emory University students who are federal (Title IV) aid recipients will be prorated in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 and any related regulations. Tuition adjustments for full withdrawals will follow the policies located here.
Traditional BSN: $28,560/semester ($2,380/hour)
Distance ABSN: $1,656/hour
MN Pathway to MSN: $23,494/semester ($1,958/hour)
Pre-licensure Master of Nursing (MN): $23,494/semester ($1,958/hour)
Master of Science in Nursing: $24,259/semester ($2,022/hour)
Post Masters Certificate: $1,912/hour
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP): $20,653/semester ($1,721/hour)
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